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USDA Offers Contract Opportunities for Small Architectural and Engineering Firms

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering contract opportunities for architectural and engineering services from small firms with an emphasis on watershed restoration work.

Map of United States showing indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity region groupings and solicitation numbers

Deadlines for submissions is February 13, 2023.

The awards being offered will provide enhanced productivity for design, planning and assessment phases on NRCS watershed projects. Services include dam assessments, watershed rehabilitation planning, watershed planning and engineering design. 

To be considered for an award, the submitting organization must:  

  • Be a Small Business as registered in the System for Award Management (; and 
  • Have at least one Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor registered/licensed in each state within the region for which they are submitting.   

NRCS anticipates offering one award per region. Eligible architectural and engineering firms may submit for more than one region.  

NRCS anticipates to award contracts between April and June 2023. NRCS will hold interviews with the most highly qualified firms.   

Learn more in each regional RFQ below, or view the interactive map

Region 1

States: ME, MA, CT, VT, RI, NY, NH, NJ 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0002 

Region 2

States: WV, OH, PA, DE  

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0003 

Region 3

States: VA, KY, TN, NC, SC, MD

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0004 

Region 4

States: AR, MS, LA 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0005 

Region 5

States: GA, FL, AL, PR 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0006

Region 6

States: WI, IN, IL MI, MN 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0007

Region 7

States: ND, SD, NE, MO, IA 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0008

Region 8

States: TX, KS, OK

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0009

Region 9

States: AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R00010

Region 10

States: CA, NV, HI, Guam, FSM 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R00011

Region 11

States: UT, CO, AZ, NM 

Solicitation Number: 12FPC323R0007